By David Jeremiah
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18
The family is God’s idea. In fact, it’s His primary idea. Civil government and the church also came from the mind of God; but long before He created those institutions, God thought of the family. In the very beginning, He looked at Adam and said, “It is not good for him to be alone.” He brought a woman to him and family life began.
Since the family is God’s idea, it operates best when it follows His patterns and operates under His lordship. Until Christ is the center of our homes, all our attempts to improve our families will end in frustration. Unless the Lord builds the home, we labor in vain in building it.
Even in the easiest of times and best of circumstances, it’s hard to build a Christian home; but any attempt apart from the lordship of Christ is doomed to failure. God loves you and wants to be the Lord of all your moments, days, attitudes, and habits. When He is Lord, it changes the atmospherics of the family. Problems may not disappear overnight; but when Christ dwells under your roof, He brings hope to the home and healing to the heart.
Oh, let me tell you something, friends. God has a good plan for building good homes. He tells us that if we put Him at the center of our home, that’s the first thing.